Project along river Medellin
The restructuring of urban space next to the Medellín river is not a landscape problem, at least understanding landscaping as an issue that is basically intended as epidermal morphology.
This is an area of considerable complexity because it’s densely concentrated of different urban infrastructures. The solution passed by an infrastructural reflection that has two aspects: water and mobility.
It is idle to pretend that the Medellin River becomes a place of urbanity, regardless of the substance that is the quality of its waters.
When a river runs through the middle of a big city, there is always the temptation to use the spaces adjacent to the river channel as urban highways. It has been shown that this is one of the most misguided urban thesis of the twentieth century. In Medellin it is necessary to “selectively uninfrastructurize” the river area in order to integrate it in the urban space.